The Faithful Shepherd and His Kingdom

Brandt Barnard


Description:Psalm 100:4-511/19/17Thanksgiving

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep

Brandt Barnard


Description:Psalm 100:1-311/12/17Thanksgiving

An Authority that Confronts

Pastor Cody Carnett


Description:Christ never did back down from confrontations with the religious leaders of his day and these two passages from chapters 11 and 12 of the book of Mark are certinaly no exception. But the response he gave them was of great importance to us as we consider the deity of Christ and his place as the true God-Man. The passages for our message are taken from Mark 11:27-33 and Mark 12:1-12.

The Responsbility of Refreshment

Christopher Welch


Description:A title like the one for this message is not likely to be immediately comprehensible. But in opening the letter from Paul to Philemon, we see both a message to this church leader and to his church, not to mention the church today. The first 7 verses of this rather brief book are of unique intent to the Christian and share with us a message near to the heart of God, one of refreshment and the joy of living and working in His Kingdom and for his glory.

He Is Not Here!

Pastor Cody Carnett


Description:We take this Easter Sunday as an opportunity to examine the story of the ressurection of Jesus Christ. Luke 24:1-12

The Rich Young Ruler

Pastor Cody Carnett


Description:Many of us are familiar with the passage discussing the rich young ruler and Christ's response to his query about eternal security. But what is the true meaning behind this account? Do all rich people not get to enter into Heaven? If we aren't rich, do we get a free pass from this command? Join us as we open Mark 10 verses 17-31 to see the true intent behind this brief encounter between the rich ruler and the Ruler of the universe.

Living Peacefully in Marriage

Pastor Cody Carnett


Description:As we draw towards a close in our short study of marriage and divorce, we examine a familiar passage in 1 Corinthians concerning the ways that husbands and wives are to live with one another, even under the most challenging situations and circumstances. Bill Klotz leads us in reading 1 Corinthians 7:12-17 as we open God's word and examine these vital principles.

Jesus on Marriage & Divorce

Pastor Cody Carnett


Description:It's a topic sure to split the room right down the middle if you bring it up during a Sunday dinner after church; what about divorce? Does Jesus permit it in certain situations? Should we never get divorced for any reason? Open your Bible to Mark chapter 10 and join us as we examine what Jesus has instructed for us concerning divorce but more importantly, the institution of marriage.

Who Do You Say That He Is?

Pastor Cody Carnett


Description:We have reached a watershed moment, a turning point in this study of Mark. As believers in Christ and also as an agnostic or atheist, the most important question that we can answer is; who do you say that Jesus is? It is vital that we know who Jesus is as he is described in the inspired word that he has given us. Follow along with us Mark 8 and in the corresponding passage in Matthew 16:13-20.

Sight to the Blind

Pastor Cody Carnett


Description:It's the story of Jesus' healing the blind man in Mark chapter 8, an account contained in no other Gospel. What did Jesus intend by taking him away from from the crowd, privately? Why did he not heal him instantly as in other instances of miraculous restoration? In just 4 verses we have a depth of Christ's character to explore as he demonstrates the importance of not being distracted by the means of healing but looking to the person of Jesus as the focus of our faith.

Sent To Pass The Baton

Pastor Ben Wright


Description:In Acts chapter 20 we have a unique account of a faithful minister taking leave of those in his charge and moving on to God's next step. Paul had ministered deeply for a time to the church at Ephesus and was answering the call of the Holy Spirit to go to Jerusalem but wanted to leave the elders in the Ephesian church with a final word before his departure. Visiting pastor Ben Wright opens the Scriptures with this message concerning the stewarding & shepherding of a local church and the responsibilities of both the pastor and congregation in the work of the Kingdom. Our Scripture reading for this message is in Jeremiah 26:1-15.

The Need for Bread

Pastor Cody Carnett


Description:Sometimes, we can identify with the disciple's puzzlement as they came face to face with God in the flesh in the person of Christ. And yet, the message that is contained here in Mark 8 is of great importance and can certainly be grasped with the help of the Holy Spirit. The world seeks to be satisfied in so many ways but only Christ offers the sufficiency necessary to fulfill the longing in our souls for complete satisfaction.

He Does All Things Well

Pastor Cody Carnett


Description:We would encourage you to begin today's study by first reading Isaiah chapter 35. It's connection to the message contained in Mark 7:31-37 cannot be overstated. In this day of sin, turmoil, elections, corruption and suffering, we sometimes struggle to affirm this truth that Christ has done and will do all things well. But if we can grasp and believe this truth, we have the opportunity of knowing more of God as who He truly is and His purpose in circumstances and history.

Humble, Persistent Faith

Pastor Cody Carnett


Description:The story of the Syrophoenician Woman in Mark 7, while an encouraging passage, can be puzzling as well when considering the terms Jesus used in this brief conversation. What did he mean when he spoke of "dogs" eating the crumbs from the children's table? Did he really mean that Gentiles were dogs? And why didn't he just instantly heal this woman's daughter? Open your Bible with us to Mark 7 as we seek to see the real Jesus in this chapter.

Inward Contamination

Pastor Cody Carnett


Description:Defilement. It's not a word that we use often these days. It's somewhat old fashioned. But Mark 7, verses 14-23 demands a clear usage of proper language to accurately describe the topic Christ discusses. We continue on a similar theme to the message from last week as we learn that the contamination of humanity is defined by God, not by men. It is easy for us to look at ourselves or someone else on the outside and believe that we're clean, or at least doing OK. But when we hold up the 'black light' of God's perfect standard, we begin to see the need for a perfect Savior.